Sexual violence and hate crime
Being raped because of your sexual orientation or gender identity is not only an act of sexual violence but is also a hate crime and should be treated as such.
Galop can offer specialist advice if you have experienced hate crime as an LGBTQ+ person.
Tel: 0800 999 5428 (Open Monday to Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday to Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm)
As part of our promise to deliver the best possible support to anyone referred to us, we liaise with local and national LGBTQ+ organisations to continue to learn and improve as a service. In 2020, we completed LGBT Youth Scotland’s Bronze-level Charter Mark.
LGBT Youth Scotland, together in consultation with members of the LGBTQ+ community, developed this charter mark as a recognition of standards within organisations who are demonstrating commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equality.
We would welcome any suggestions on how we can improve our service for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Please email us
Other services supporting the LGBTQ+ community
Four Pillars Provides a LGBT charity based in Aberdeen. Groups, 1-to-1 support, and befriending. Contact on 01224 211963 or visit the website here
LGBT Youth Scotland Groups and support via LiveChat for people aged 13-25. LiveChat open Monday and Thursday 18:00-20:00. Contact on 0131 555 3940 or visit the website here
Switchboard a LGBTQ+ helpline which is open 10:00-22:00 every day. Call 0300 330 0630 or go to the website for email or LiveChat options
Scottish Trans Alliance is a trans rights and equality network project which aims to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality. Call 0131 467 6039 or visit Scottish Trans Alliance
Galop (National domestic abuse helpline for members of the LGBTQ+ community): 0800 999 5428. Open 10:00am - 17:00 on Monday to Friday and 10:00am - 20:00 on Wednesday to Thursday. For more details visit